Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Evacuation: Full Story & Must-See Details

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The lower level of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has been evacuated due to a suspicious package, according to Austin Police.

UPDATE: The all clear has been given at Austin Airport and normal operations have resumed.

What Happened?

A suspicious package was reportedly found in the baggage claim terminals, prompting the evacuation. However, it is not clear if the package was found inside the airport or outside in the passenger pick-up area.

The call came into police around 10:40 A.M. local time. The evacuation is a precautionary measure.

According to @Austin_Police, @AUStinAirport has evacuated the lower levels due to a suspicious package in the baggage claim terminals. pic.twitter.com/08xt24yEoY

— FOX 7 Austin (@fox7austin) July 5, 2017

Bomb squads are headed to the scene to investigate.

No further details were immediately available.

#BREAKING: APD says baggage claim area of @AUStinAirport being evacuated due to suspicious package.

— KXAN News (@KXAN_News) July 5, 2017


Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Austin–Bergstrom International Airport or ABIA is a Class C international airport located in Austin, Texas, United States, and serving the Greater Austin metropolitan area, the 33rd-largest metropolitan area in the United States.

The airport opened on May 23, 1999. Today, it serves nearly 12 million passengers per year.

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